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>> this is dw world news live from berlin. the hallmarks of the evil of isis. that is the cia's assessment of the terrorist attack on his temples airport. the prime suspect. also, eu leaders meet in brussels. angela merkel tells brittany sooner you short out your future relations with us, the better. and with outgoing prime minister david cameron kicking the can down the road, lined up to take on his job and the thankless task of divorcing the country
from europe. ♪ brent: is good to have you with us. turkey is in mourning tonight. 24 hours after one of the deadliest attacks to hit istanbul in years. it began with gunfire at the international terminal at ataturk airport. that the three assailants detonated their suicide devices. in a few short moments, 41 people were killed and more than 200 injured. >> as they remember their loved ones, friends and relatives mourn the senseless murders. >> i wanted to be known that these acts are a crime against humanity. an attack against all people. reporter: at his symbols -- i
stanbul's ataturk airport, the damages being repaired. but the memory is unlikely to paid -- to fade soon. >> first you think you are in a film and that people started running and i ran with them. it was total chaos. then we all started to hide. >> 9:20 i guess, suddenly we hear the sound of shots, then boom. reporter: gunfire and explosions on different floors sent people running in opposite directions. dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured. it is the latest in a string of deadly attacks across the country.
no one has claimed responsibility for the triple suicide bombing yet, but turkey's prime minister is ready to point a finger. >> it appears the group known as islamic state is behind the attack. details will probably be made public in the next couple of days. after we conclude our investigation. at that point we will identify the suicide bombers. reporter: for now, flights from istanbul are starting to get back on track, checking passengers at one of the busiest airports in the world. brent: let's get a closer look now with our correspondent dorian jones, he is standing by in istanbul. turkish authorities saying the attack was probably carried out by local cell of islamic state. why do they suspect is rather than the pkk?
dorian: this attack has all the hallmarks of the islamic state. the fact that the three were all dressed in black, heavily armed with grenades and ak-47s, targeting a facility in target. the pkk usually targets either military or police. everything points to islamic state, of they have not claimed responsibility. observers point out that for some reason islamic state never claimed responsibility for attacks in turkey. brent: the question is obvious -- why is islamic state targeting turkey? is there any lake to the ties with israel? dorian: i think that is a coincidence. this was well coordinated. this takes weeks of representation -- preparation.
they knew exactly what they were doing. it was a very professional job. it just a coincidence i think that this coincides with israel. all this points to a professional job and it is probably more linked to the fact that islamic state has suffered a series of major setbacks in iraq and syria. the islamic state will be looking for a spectacular operation to shore -- show the supporters they still remain a potent force. brent: this is the latest in a series of attacks on turkey. how are people there coping with this? dorian: i mean, this is just the latest in a bloody succession of more and more devastating attacks. in less than a year, more than 250 people have been killed in a series of major bombings. this is unprecedented level of attacks and it is happening nearly every month.
this is causing a great deal of concern, fear, and a trauma. no one knows where the next attack will occur in the feeling is this attack in the airport is not the last. brent: our correspondent in istanbul, thank you much. here in europe, then there were 27. eu leaders have spent the second day of their summit discussing the challenges facing a club with one fewer member. some are pointing to the brexit, the exit of britain, as a wake-up call to rein in what one of them described as a bureaucratic undemocratic behemoth. but all agree that the four freedoms central to european unity will remain indivisible. reporter: and historic picture. the 27 countries left at the table in brussels where the remaining eu leaders were picking up the pieces from the brexit vote. >> of course it will not be easy
with only 27 countries compared to 28, although sometimes one country can cause a lot more trouble than others. reporter: a last dig at the brits. they would cameron let the senate last night after an emotional farewell dinner. but as one leader left, another arrived. scotland's minister. she met with the heads of the head of the eu parliament. goal is to defend her country's place in the eu. >> i have been here today to make sure that scotland's voice is being heard and a scotland's position is understood. i am confident that is the case. i found doors to be open here today. reporter: but what is the future for the eu?
leaders engage in some soul-searching about how to stop a further spread of euro skepticism. >> it has been said again and again today -- our citizens just do not know what exactly we do and why. we are not talking about changing any treaties or making any new legislation. reporter: at their first summit after the brexit vote, europe's leaders were keen to show unity. the remaining 27 will have to get down to tougher discussions on what lessons they can learn from written's decision to go. -- britain's decision to go. brent: he has sent us this assessment of a memorable meeting. reporter: the first day of an eu council, without the participation of united kingdom in nearly 40 years, has ended.
it is fair to call that historic , even if the outcome was not really historic. but this is the beginning of a long process, and process of self reflection, where the european union will start to reinvent itself. it is clear that they are not going to try to change any treaties or sell any things that they cannot really sell at home. that means not a closer union. they will try to focus on the things they cancel it to the citizens. for example, more cooperation and security. those are things there trying to focus on them all the while trying to win back the hearts and minds of the eu citizens. try to explain what they're doing theire. they will also have to negotiate a brexit, with two have major repercussions on the continent. scotland might vote for independence in a second referendum than all the right-wing populist that since their chance right here.
this is not only shaking the foundations of the european union, the fight for the survival of the european union as we know it has begun. brent: reporting from brussels. across the channel, a trio have or are about to throw their hat in the ring to replace outgoing prentice or david cameron and to take on the role of enforcer in britain's divorce from the eu. the former london mayor boris johnson, the man with the hairdo , he is the favorite. but just like the brexit, the outcome of this vote is anyone's guess. reporter: it is the most important vacancy in all of britain. candidates hoping to move into 10 downing street have until thursday at noon to securing our nation. but it is not only the conservatives facing leadership difficulties.
jeremy corbyn is under serious pressure to quit after labour mps pass a vote of no-confidence in him, prompting harsh words from the pm. >> it is not in the national interest for him to sit there and i would say for heavens sake go. reporter: the top job is it stake. what likely candidate -- former london mayor boris johnson, he was a prominent supporter of the leave camp. his opposition to the eu do not crop up overnight. johnson made in april himself as a reporter for the daily telegraph newspaper, with famously eurosceptic articles. throughout his two terms as mayor of london, he was dubbed by allegations of extramarital affairs and accused of dishonesty during the campaign to leave the eu. many mps favor theresa may, the home secretary is widely viewed as a unity candidate.
she kept a local -- low profile the brexit debate, but she public he advocated a hard-line approach to europe's refugee crisis thing migrants -- thing migrants should be sent back. her bouncing act appears to have given her an edge. an unofficial poll gave her a small lead over boris johnson. a small number of lesser-known people have put in their bid as well. pensions minister was the first to put himself forward as a candidate. former defense secretary liam fox has confirmed his candidacy. an health secretary jeremy hunt has also said he is seriously considering running for p.m. brent: let's bring in our correspondent in london. another week, another round of betting and trying to predict who is going to win.
this time we're talking about you -- the next prime minister. who is likely to succeed david cameron? birgit: the suspense never stops at the moment in the u.k. boris johnson is widely seen as being the front runner in this campaign. for a long time he was not sure if he was want to lead the leave campaign with any did, and he is someone who is quite popular with the conservative party -- conservative party. quite eccentric. in a way he symbolizes the conservative elite. he was educated in eden, one of the most privileged schools in the country. privileged background for sure. he was running most likely against theresa may. neither of them have confirmed as of yet but they are seen as the ones most likely. theresa may, the home secretary who has so far kept a low
profile when it came to the brexit, but she was the remaining contender. the question is, is a go to be somebody who is advocating brexit, which in a way seems natural that someone who wanted to leave european union now goes to brussels, the very difficult negotiations. or does someone was more unifier, that would be theresa may's role because she could maybe bring the two sides together. pbut conservative politicians have said it has to be somebody from the leave aside because they were the ones who wanted this and they had the legitimacy to go to brussels and negotiate. brent: birgit, thank you very much. you're watching dw news. still do come, conversations about the brexit among london's arabs and muslims. their comments on migration may surprise you.
♪ brent: this is dw news live from berlin. turkey is in mourning as friends and loved ones paid her last respects to the victims of last week -- less nice terrorist attack at ataturk airport. three suicide bombers snuffed out 41 live in injured over 200. it has been no claim of responsibility but turkey is going to finger at islamic state. egyptian investigators say the egypt flight that crashed into the mediterranean just over a month ago showed signs of damage due to high temperature. the flight data recorder was
recovered from the scene. investigators say it confirms the presence of smoke on board the plane. but what exactly caused the problem, that is still unknown. the pilots did not make a distress call and no one has claimed responsibility for a deliberate attack. the economic impacts of the brexit vote, that is what many business leaders are racking their brains over. christoph: more expensive, or more difficult? the traditionally strong u.k. finance industry has already announced thing about relocating a good chunk of their staff. it could prove tricky as rules and regulations may differ. other businesses are concerned as well. reporter: british billionaire
businessman richard branson says brexit will drag the country into recession. following the referendum come his airline counseled a major deal with would have created around a 3000 jobs. other carriers are also pessimistic about the future. the pound has tumbled. suddenly making vacations abroad much more expensive for britons. airlines have to pay more or jet fuel. vodafone says it is too early to say where it's at corners might be in the future. the financial sector is certainly among the biggest losers. london accounts for 1/5 of global transactions, some of that business could be shifted to other banking centers here the british finance minister believes there is no reason to panic. >> we are only a few days off the results. the smoke is only beginning to clear from the battlefield. reporter: and institute of directors found 64% of british companies surveyed say the brexit result is negative for business.
24% said they plan to freeze hiring. christoph: the results of the british eu referendum had investors shivering as well. we see stock markets boasting solid gains for the second day in a row. is the brexit fear over already? jens: brexit is certainly not good for business but then again, there is this belief on the market at this moment that it will not automatically cause a global recession automatically , but still we have to wait and see if what we are experiencing right now is jet -- is just a debt bounce on wall street or if it is just some relief that we are seeing for longer-term. in the end, we did » street on session highs, that is a good sign and we recovered on wall street a good half of the losses we saw the days prior, meeting
on tuesday and wednesday. we covered quite a bit. but so far it is too early to tell that all the turbulences are over. christoph: the driving factor for the u.s. economy is not so much trade with the u.k. as it is consumer spending, and that has increased for the second straight month. what are you as consumers spending their cash on? -- what are u.s. consumers spending their cash on? jens: many big-ticket items like cars but gasoline has increased also was a factor. but overall, consumer spending did increase by .4% in may, that was not as strong as the 1.1% we saw in april. but it is still solid and in line with expectations and now economists believe the second quarter, we actually could see economic growth of about 3% in the united states after we only saw a good percent increase in
the first quarter. that is also some encouraging signs from the u.s. economy, what is still the biggest economy in the plant. christoph: thank you. russia has lifted restrictions on turkey but extended its embargo on food imports from the european union and united states. let them your putin signed the decree on wednesday in moscow. sanctions are intended to last until the end of 2017. last week the european union agreed to roll over its economic sanctions against moscow for another six months it the lack of projects -- the trade restrictions have impacted the economies of both russia and the european union. brand-new smartphones. those flashy wristbands that some people do not be able to live without, they are all currently on display at the mobile world congress in shanghai.
it started out as the little brother of the famous tech show in barcelona, with an estimated 1.5 billion smart phone users in china alone, the shanghai show is rapidly graying -- rapidly gaining importance. reporter: some companies once known for their phones are expanding to other areas. htc is attracting attention with its virtual reality it goodman and is really old economy are also in shanghai. ford is presenting glue -- solutions for connecting mobility. >> as we transition to an automotive and mobility company, we want to become more technology focused. these shows serve many purposes. but allows us to highlight the technical side of some of the efforts we are working on. reporter: tablets for the blind. the austrian startup also chose a shanghai to unveil new technology, using air bubbles to create readable braille on an interactive screen. >> it is a privilege to be here.
there are not so many startups. the digital world, you have to show that you're working on something innovative. for us, it is important just to show the world we have but also to allow that we are going to be on the market in the upcoming months. reporter: barcelona remains a laboratory to show and get acquainted with new trends. but now, more and more chinese consumers are testing the latest gadgets. christoph: that is all your business news for the moment. do you have a fitness wristband? brent: i do, actually, but i lost it. christoph: so now you tell your steps? brent: on my iphone there is an app that counts for me. christoph: are you doing good? brent: yet come about 10,000 steps a day. i'm trying to keep up with you.
the u.k. has seen a surge in racist incidents following last week's brexit referendum. the muslim council of great britain has compiled reports of more than 100 such events since thursday. surprisingly, a large number of muslims and ethnic arabs support the brexit rallying cry of a cap on migration. reporter: london is one of the most diverse cities in the world. with a 70,000 londoners speak arabic as their main language and about 12% of the city's population are muslim. the uk's a vote for brexit and believe campaign anti-immigration rhetoric have left many of them concern about a rise in racism. >> it is scary. he says everyone whose parents are not british should leave the country. what is stopping him from saying that kind of thing? >> does that worry you? >> of course, then i would have
to leave. my skin color is not going to change. i will always be an arab. reporter: but with just under half of britain's muslims living in socially deprived areas them up others feel european migration has put extra pressure on their communities. >> all the foreigners that are already here, and a lot more coming too, they'll have jobs and work for really low wages. that is why there's is so much unemployment. >> if foreigners were not allowed in, you would not be here either. >> but they are europeans, they can get a job in their own countries. reporter: muslim groups across the country are more worried about an increase in racist incidents than about european immigration. >> how will the result of the referendum affect muslims here? >> it will have a huge impact on
muslims in the form of attacks on muslims and mosques. reporter: migration to the u.k. sword at last year. around half of those coming to britain were from eu countries. >> should more syrian refugees be allowed to come? >> yes. >> should more european workers be allowed to come? >> no. it is not a contradiction, refugees are oppressed in the countries, they are escaping war. europeans are not suffering war in their own countries. >> everything has they be same up to now but after the brexit, so much will change. many of us muslims in britain, particularly this area. may god protect us. reporter: what exactly wl
change is sti nle s just a divided as the rest of the country over britain's split from the eu. brent: here's a reminder of the top stories. turkey is in mourning as friends and loved ones pay their last respects to the victims of yesterday's terrorist attack at the symbols -- at istanbul's ataturk airport. there has been no claim of responsibly but turkey is pointing the finger at islamic state. we'll be right back. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]